A topless woman who shouted 'save the planet' during Prince Philip's funeral was arrested outside Windsor Castle

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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral was held on Saturday, April 17, at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • A topless woman was arrested during Prince Philip's funeral near Windsor Castle on Saturday.

  • The unidentified woman yelled "save the planet" in an apparent protest, Metro reported.

  • She also jumped on a statue of Queen Victoria before being detained by local authorities.

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A topless woman was detained by authorities after protesting during the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

On Saturday, a televised funeral was held for Prince Philip at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Prince Philip died on April 9 at age 99.

According to Metro's James Hockaday, an unidentified woman caused a scene outside of Windsor Castle when she ran in front of the crowd following the minute's silence for Prince Philip.

A woman was detained by police after protesting topless during Prince Philip's funeral. Reuters

The woman sprinted down the road screaming "save the planet" shortly after the crowd began clapping, Metro reported. She also jumped onto a statue of Queen Victoria but was apprehended by authorities, according to Metro.

Images captured by Reuters showed authorities escorting the topless woman out of the roadway while witnesses looked on.

Representatives for Thames Valley Police did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

The woman reportedly jumped on a statue of Queen Victoria before being detained by authorities. Reuters

During the funeral procession, members of the British public lined up outside Windsor Castle to pay their respects to Prince Philip, the longest-serving British consort and husband to Queen Elizabeth II. Locals were asked not to attend the funeral due to the UK COVID-19 pandemic, but crowds still gathered in defiance of the guidance.

Nine members of the royal family walked behind Prince Philip's coffin as it was transported via Land Rover hearse from the State Entrance at Windsor to the chapel. The lineup included all four of his children, as well as his grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry.

It's been widely reported that a rift had developed between William and Harry in recent years, but the brothers' relationship appeared to be on the mend as the two men chatted after the funeral service.

Both William and Harry walked in their grandfather's funeral procession but were notably separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson previously told People that the brothers would not walk side by side during the procession.

"This is a funeral, and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama," the spokesperson said.

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